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Mental Health Therapist – LMFT, LMHC, LPC, LCSW, Psychologist

Discovery Behavioral Health

This is a Full-time position in Fairfax, VA posted January 25, 2023.

Job Description The Program Therapist assists and supports clients from admission through discharge.

The Program Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans.

They orient new clients to the treatment program and makes introductions to the staff and other program participants.

As a member of the treatment team, the Program Therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the treatment team to discuss cases.

Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns.

This position is offering a sign-on bonus of $5,000 Essential Job Functions Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment.

Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.

Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude.

Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for individuals seeking services.

Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members.

Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients’ level of care.

RTC: two individual sessions and one family/support system session per week Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily.

Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per week.

Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend.

Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.

Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones.

Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.

May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.

Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment.

Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.

Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills, transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.

Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved ones prior to discharge.

Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge.

Facilitates patient transfers to higher level of care, as needed.

Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as needed.

Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.

Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.

Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu staff to ensure the highest level of clinical quality at all times.

Completes other tasks, as requested or assigned.

Provides on-call support to facility at least 1x per month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while on call.

Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator or Regional Director regarding pertinent facility issues, while on call.

This is a full-time position with the following shifts available: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm (Adolescents) Monday-Friday 11am-7:30pm OR Tuesday-Friday 11am-7:30pm and Saturday 8:45am-3:00pm (Adults) On-call team rotation is required.

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at .

Compensation Range: $65-80k This position is offering a sign-on bonus of $5,000 Compensation will be dependent upon education, experience and licensure.

Qualifications Master or Doctorate degree in relevant field Experience working in behavioral healthcare Currently hold clinical license in the state in which you are applying (We can accept registered interns) Not sure if you meet all the qualifications?

Apply anyway To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us.

That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment.

If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.

Additional Information Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work.

DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at PandoLogic.

Keywords: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, Location: Oxon Hill, MD
– 20745 , PL: 560421724